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Three Herdsmen, Nine Cows Killed In Kogi State


Residents of Ofanwa Elubi, a community in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State on Thursday, May 14 were left in tears after some yet to be identified armed men stormed the area and shot dead three persons.

Naija News gathered that three herdsmen and nine cows were killed in the attack by some yet to be identified gunmen who stormed the Fulani community shooting sporadically.

The names of the victims of the deadly attack were given as Tine Idris, Fatu Idris and Abdulkareem Saleh, all from the same community.

Speaking on the incident, the Assistant Secretary of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Kogi State chapter, the attack happened around 8:00 am on Thursday.

Mallam Adamu Abubakar in a conversation with newsmen submits that the gunmen were fully armed with sophisticated weapons, adding that they were shooting sporadically to chase away residents while they carry out their dirty attack.

Adamu, however, urged the Divisional Police Officer, to take necessary measure on the attack.

Meanwhile, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Assistant secretary recalled a similar incident which happened in the community about two months ago.

It was, however, reported that the State Commissioner of Police, CP Ede Ayuba responded to the incident and assured citizens to apprehend perpetrators of the deadly attack.

Adamu in his word said, “This was another attack on our innocent members who were gruesomely killed in cold blood on the 14th May, 2020. The repeated killings of our people /members in Igala land is becoming unbearable.

“This time around, they launched the attack at our camp. They started shooting at them without any offence at all. Those killed during the attack include Tine Idris, Fatu Idris and Abdulkareem Saleh.

Responding to the new attack, the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, William Ayah in a statement on Saturday, May 16 disclosed that the command is already on the hunt for the perpetrators of the evil attack.

Meanwhile, the defence headquarters has announced that some of the Boko Haram Insurgents in Borno State, have fled, leaving 72 family members in the Ngala local government area of the state.

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